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About Eric James Stone
One of Eric's earliest memories is of seeing an Apollo moon-shot launch on television. That might explain his fascination with space travel. His father's collection of old science fiction ensured that Eric grew up on a full diet of Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke.
While getting his political science degree at Brigham Young University, Eric took creative writing classes. He wrote several short stories, and even submitted one for publication, but after it was rejected he gave up on creative writing for a decade.
During those years Eric graduated from Baylor Law School, worked on a congressional campaign, and took a job in Washington, DC, with one of those special interest groups politicians always complain that other politicians are influenced by. He quit the political scene in 1999 to work as a web developer in Utah.
In 2002 he started writing fiction again, and in 2003 he attended Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp. In 2007 Eric got laid off from his day job just in time to go to the Odyssey Writing Workshop. He has since found a new web development job.
From 2009-2014, Eric was an assistant editor for Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.
Eric lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife, Darci, a high school physics teacher, and their daughter, Honor. His website is www.ericjamesstone.com.
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Tis the Season for 14 magical, macabre and merry tales to make your Holidays Fantastic.
Gingerbread houses, caroling carolers, brightly trimmed trees, big family dinners, pristine snowfalls-the familiar pleasures of the season.
But what better pleasure is there than a good holiday story? So open this winter solstice sampler and indulge in fully festive fantasies, nightmares before Christmas, and stunning space-age celebrations. These stories will warm hearts and minds like a blazing Yule log.
Fantastic Holiday Stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Mercedes Lackey, Mike Resnick, Kristine Rusch, Jonathan Maberry, Eric James Stone, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Quincy J. Allen, Ken Scholes, Sam Knight, David Boop, Heather Graham, Brad R. Torgersen, and Patricia Briggs.
What if the United States had gone to war with the Soviet Union? What if these rival superpowers had fought on land, sea, air, and the astral plane? What if the Soviets and Americans had struggled for dominion across parallel dimensions or on the surface of the moon? How would the world have changed? What wonders would have been unveiled? What terrors would have haunted mankind from those dark and dismal dimensions? Come closer, peer through a glass darkly, and discover the horrifying alternative visions of World War III from some of today’s greatest minds in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Includes new stories by David Drake, Brad R. Torgersen, Mike Resnick, Sarah A. Hoyt, and many more!
About the Contributors:
“Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist on David Drake
"He's one of the most talented authors I've ever read."—Larry Correia on Brad R. Torgersen
“[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.”—Jerry Pournelle on Sarah A. Hoyt
"Lostetter remains at the forefront of innovation in hard science fiction.”—Publishers Weekly on Marina J. Lostetter
Brad R. Torgersen
Kevin Andrew Murphy
Dr. Xander Lostetter and Marina J. Lostetter
Martin L. Shoemaker
Sarah A. Hoyt
Deborah A. Wolf
Peter J. Wacks and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Eric James Stone
Sean Patrick Hazlett is an Army veteran, speculative fiction writer and editor, and finance executive in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds an AB in history and BS in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As a cavalry officer serving in the elite 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, he trained various Army and Marine Corps units for war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sean is a 2017 winner of the Writers of the Future Contest. More than forty of his short stories have appeared in publications such as The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Terraform, Galaxy’s Edge, Writers of the Future, Grimdark Magazine, Vastarien, and Abyss & Apex, among others. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and Codex Writers’ Group. This anthology is his first.
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"The Proper Feudal Spirit" by Paul R. Hardy
"Muzik Man" by Wulf Moon
"Ethnoentomology" by James Van Pelt
"Shadow City" by Susan Ee
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DEEP MAGIC is an electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres (epic, paranormal, steampunk, etc).
Jim Butcher’s wizardly PI Harry Dresden pranks some high-tech monster seekers—and attempts to save a friend’s son whose life-energy is slowly being drained by an unknown adversary in “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot.” The Author from Hell has dropped dead, but a stressed-out editor is harassed by her emails from beyond the grave in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s “A Day in the Life.” The flesh is weak— and possibly even rotting—as a teenage virgin werewolf discovers on a visit to a brothel in Kelley Armstrong’s “V Plates.” Murder comes alive in “Mannequin,” by Heather Graham, as two thrill-seeking couples “axe” for trouble at a B&B with a bloody history.
Plus twenty-six other tales to tempt and terrorize you. . . .
The Big Questions of Life (and Death)
Can a killer’s basement blood-feast be a tax write-off (under Entertainment)? Not if Vlad the IRS agent nails him first in Heather Graham’s "Death and Taxes."
What does a pack of hungry she-wolves do to solve their man troubles? Ladies Night Out takes a wicked turn in "Dog Tired (of the Drama!)" by L. A. Banks.
How far will an elite call girl go to beat a murder rap? Stuck with a dead client in a luxury L.A. hotel room, she might strike a costly bargain with a woman of unearthly powers in Allison Brennan’s "Her Lucky Day."
Who actually writes those tabloid stories about Bigfoot? Meet a journalist of the unexplained (she’s 50 percent demon) and her boyfriend (he’s 100 percent thief), as they heat up a museum exhibition that’s also a soul-snatching battleground in "Lucifer’s Daughter" by Kelley Armstrong.
Plus tales from
KEVIN J. ANDERSON & JANIS IAN • SAM W. ANDERSON • MIKE BARON
EDWARD BRYANT • AMY STERLING CASIL • DEREK CLENDENING DON D’AMMASSA • BRIAN J. HATCHER • NINA KIRIKI HOFFMAN NANCY KIRKPATRICK • J. A. KONRATH • JOHN R. LITTLE • SHARYN MCCRUMB
SCOTT NICHOLSON • MARK ONSPAUGH • AARON POLSON • DANIEL PYLE
MIKE RESNICK & LEZLI ROBYN • JEFF RYAN • D. L. SNELL • LUCIEN SOULBAN
ERIC JAMES STONE • JEFF STRAND • JORDAN SUMMERS
JOEL A. SUTHERLAND • STEVE RASNIC TEM • CHRISTOPHER WELCH
Read this book to:
* Meet communist werewolves, mad scientists, and Jewish vampires.
* Reject novel pitches from famous zombie novelists.
* Provide psychotherapy for Cthulhu.
* Domesticate angry gods.
* Install Linux on a dead badger.
Includes the following stories:
“No Children, No Pets” by Esther Friesner
“43 Responses to ‘In Memory of Dr. Alexandra Nako'” by Barbara A. Barnett
“Kvetchula’s Daughter” by Darrell Schweitzer
“The Great VuDu Linux Teen Zombie Massacree” by Lucy A. Snyder
“Good Neighbors” by Amanda C. Davis
“Happily and Righteously” by Larry Hodges
“Stalking the Zombie” by Mike Resnick
“Restless in R’yleh” by Oliver Buckram
“P.R. Problems” by Eric James Stone
“Hot Fudge and Whipped Cream” by Tarl Kudrick
“Death: A List” by Tanya Bryan
“Soccer Mom Smackdown” by Julia S. Mandala
“The God Whisperer” by Daniel J. Davis
“Meat and Greet” by Jamie Todd Rubin
“Something Virtual This Way Comes” by Laura Resnick
“The Story of Emily and Control” by Scott Alexander
“Howl!” by Jody Lynn Nye
“Final Corrections” by M. Bennardo
Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card’s classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including:
Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life
Hugo awardwinning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender’s Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules
Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership
Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender’s story
Plus pieces by:
Mette Ivie Harrison
David Lubar and Alison S. Myers
John F. Schmitt
Eric James Stone
Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity’s fight against the formics
An annual celebration of the finest short form science fiction of the past year, editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer’s Year’s Best science fiction anthologies are widely acclaimed and eagerly awaited—and Year’s Best SF 15 lives up magnificently to its name! Featuring thrilling new tales by such speculative fiction luminaries as Stephen Baxter, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, Geoff Ryman, Bruce Sterling, and a host of others, Year’s Best SF 15 opens the door into a universe of wonders.
Space opera. Superheros. Horror and fairy tales.
What if there was a multi-genre story collection available from a Nebula-award winning author?
The Humans in the Walls.
Eric James Stone is a past Nebula Award winner and Hugo Award Nominee. His emmersive collection contains twenty-seven tales of science fiction and fantasy, ranging from hard science fiction to fairy-tale fantasy, from humor to horror.
Within these pages you’ll find supernatural beings, uploaded brains, psychic powers, space colonies, alternate timelines, aliens, superheroes, and giant AI starships that pay little attention to The Humans in the Walls.
Each story contains special commentary by the author.
“Stone’s writing is stunning throughout; fans of all niches of speculative fiction will enjoy.”—Publishers Weekly
A Darklight Call’d on the Long Last Night of the Soul – Michaelbrent Collings
Dead Waits Dreaming – Larry Correia
The Implant – Robert J Defendi
Plague Ship – Steven L. Peck
From Within the Walls – Steven Diamond
Space Opera: Episode Two—The Great Old One Strikes Back – Michael R. Collings
The Queen in Shadow – David J. West
The Humans in the Walls – Eric James Stone
Seed – D.J. Butler
Full Dark – Nathan Shumate
Fall of the Runewrought – Howard Tayler
PREFACE by Terryl Givens
INTRODUCTION by Theric Jepson
OTHER DUTIES by Nathan Shumate
Sometimes LDS bishops get special callings; sometimes that means being the agent bishop for battling demons.
THE LIVING WIFE by Emily Milner
Newly married for time and all eternity, a young wife must deal with the meddling ghosts of her two dead predecessors.
BAPTISMS FOR THE DEAD by C. Douglas Birkhead
Two Mormon missionaries continue to pound the pavement after a zombie apocalypse.
PIRATE GOLD FOR BROTHER BRIGHAM by Lee Allred
Pirate ghosts have been spotted on the Great Salt Lake—and they want something.
FIRST ESTATE by Katherine Woodbury
The story of Ruth is reenacted in space—with an alien Boaz.
FANGS OF THE DRAGON by David J. West
Porter Rockwell finds intrigue and strange creatures while on assignment in Logan, Utah.
BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE AND THE LATE BRAM STOKER
I LIE IN BED READING FROM MOSIAH CHAPTER THREE AND THINK OF YOU, LON CHANEY, JR. by Will Bishop
Two poems mesh the Mormon with the monsterish.
CHARITY NEVER FAILETH by Jaleta Clegg
A gelatin salad runs amok at Relief Society enrichment night.
RECOMPENSE OF SORROW by W. H. Pugmire
The H.P. Lovecraft mythos ensnares a Mormon brother and sister.
MORMON GOLEM by Steve Morrison
Joseph Smith fashions a golem—a Porter Rockwell golem.
BICHOS by Erik Peterson
A Mormon couple honeymooning on the Amazon encounter the beasts in the jungle.
THE BLUES DEVILS by Terrance V. McArthur
A Mormon musician goes the time-honoured route of making a deal with the devil.
BROTHER IN ARMS by Graham Bradley
In a post-apocalyptic near future, a pair of Marines must turn to their Mormonism in order to have a chance of fighting the enemy.
GEORGE WASHINGTON HILL AND THE CYBERNETIC BEAR by George Washington Hill and EC Buck
A pioneer journal entry takes a cybernetic turn.
THE BABY IN THE BUSHES by S.P. Bailey
Things turn noir for a Mormon PI investigating a murder in Salt Lake City.
BOKEV MOMEN by D. Michael Martindale
An abducted young Earthling provides a key to understanding the universal god.
THE WORLD by Danny Nelson
The World invades the kitchen of a spunky old lady.
WATER SPOTS by Terresa Wellborn
A poem mixes the domestic with the horror.
A LETTER FROM THE FIELD by James Paul Crockett
Every missionary feels homesick now and then. Is it worse if you never even see the sun?
LET THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE FOR ADONIHA HAS FALLEN by Steven L. Peck
After centuries of no contact the Mormon colony on Mars hears from the Earth it thought it had left behind.
ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF by Moriah Jovan
A Mormon nun battles demons and insecurity in the Louisiana bayou.
TRAITORS AND TYRANTS by John Nakamura Remy and Galen Dara
Erasmus Snow and his four wives battle ninja monkeys…and something strange.
EXPERIMENTING WITH LIFE AT EXTRAORDINARY DEPTHS by Bridgette Day Tuckfield
A young woman, now back in the fold and struggling to reacclimate to life as a young single adult, faces her fears on Utah Lake.
I HAD KILLED A ZOMBIE by Adam Greenwood
A young man prays to know which Zombie Battling Organization is true.
OUT OF THE DEEP HAVE I HOWLED UNTO THEE by Scott M.